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Real teacher appreciation is a fair contract and manageable class sizes for Chicago’s schools

Chicago’s public school students need individual attention from their teachers, which is impossible with as many as 48 students in a kindergarten class. CHICAGO, May 8, 2019—Chicago Public Schools has the highest class sizes across grades 1-4 of any school district in...
Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

Another charter victory: CTU members sign tentative agreement with charter operator Instituto

TA ends three day strike and wins smaller classes, wrap-around supports, sanctuary protections for immigrant students, contract protections for special education students and English language learners. CHICAGO—CTU members at charter schools are reforming the industry...
7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7A/1P TODAY: Friday actions to push management on financial shell games and demand fair contracts at three striking charter schools

7AM TODAY, May 3: Press conference/picket lines IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave., Chicago. (Picket lines at all three striking schools: IHSCA, IJLA, LYHS) 1PM TODAY, May 3: Rally and March IHSCA, 2520 S. Western Ave. Strikers will march to Instituto CEO’s office at...
April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

April 25: CTU charter members to announce strike date against operators

Press conference/rally: 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 25 Arturo Velazquez Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago Teachers, support staff will walk out if demands for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and...
CTU charter members vote overwhelmingly to strike four operators at five schools

CTU charter members vote overwhelmingly to strike four operators at five schools

Five charter schools could strike in coming weeks, as educators battle for living wages, adequate student supports, pension rights, protections for immigrant and diverse learners. Press conference can be viewed at this link. CHICAGO—After two historic strikes against...
CTU suspends CICS strike, winning CPS pay schedules, class size reductions, and guarantees on social workers and counselors

CTU suspends CICS strike, winning CPS pay schedules, class size reductions, and guarantees on social workers and counselors

4PM Tuesday, 2/19: CICS quarterly public board meeting 11 E. Adams St., Chicago. AFT President Randi Weingarten, CTU, allies to attend. Parents, educators plan to join AFT president Randi Weingarten Tuesday to demand reforms at CICS quarterly board meeting, as elected...